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    MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION AT

    UCLA

  • ABOUT

    Founded in 1964, the MSA at UCLA fosters a space for Muslim students on the UCLA campus. The MSA provides religious services, advocates on behalf of Muslim students on campus, and provides opportunities for students to give back to their community.  

     

    The MSA is a thriving student community engaging the campus and the greater society through community service, outreach, and educational projects. Its diverse constituencies find an environment away from home in the MSA that stretches far beyond simply an "organization." It is a community, a space where Muslim students can feel comfortable growing and engaging their campus in a focused manner. As a cultural group, MSA adds a valuable voice to UCLA, one that speaks for its Muslim students, seeks to dispel harmful myths, and is committed to broadening horizons all around.

     

    As a community, MSA develops leaders who use their education as a tool with which to engage their peers and further empower themselves. As part of a whole, MSA strives to build bridges with other communities to maintain meaningful dialogues. Thus, the MSA is a cultural, social, political, and philanthropic vehicle that produces individuals who fulfill not only the vision of MSA, but ultimately the mission of USAC and the University as a whole. The MSA is capable of achieving these results by establishing itself as an umbrella organization of five diverse projects; MAPS, AMPD, UMMA, IYTP, and Al-Talib.

     

     

  • PRAYER ON CAMPUS

    Congregational prayers take place at our designated prayer location behind Kerckhoff Hall (between Kerckhoff and Engineering IV). Prayer mats can be found inside the MSA office, located at Kerckoff 146.

     

     

    Here are the times for congregational prayers:

     

    Dhuhr: 1:15 PM

    Asr: 4:30 PM

    Maghrib: 15 min after adhan

    Isha: 9:00 PM

     

     

    Jumu'ah (Friday) Prayers

    Jumu'ah prayer is held in the John Wooden Center Pyramid Room

     

    The Khutbah begins at 1:15pm. Salat Al-Jumu'ah begins at 1:45pm, iA.

     

    Late Jumu'ah takes place behind Kerckhoff at 2:10pm, iA.

  • PAST EVENTS

    Check out past events we organized!

    UCLA Charity Week

    UCLA MSA was fortunate enough to take part in Charity Week, a global youth project which aims to raise awareness about the tragic state of children worldwide and encourage fundraising by enterprising and innovative means. It was a very successful effort that the organization wishes to continue in the future.

    Beginning Of The Year Banquet

    The Beginning of the Year Banquet is a way of welcoming everyone to the new year at UCLA. Individuals come out and meet the diverse Muslim student body on campus, and learn more about the MSA and its various projects. In addition there's always a great food selection alongside with and entertainment! The agenda for the night also tends to include photo opportunities and speeches by esteemed alumni.

    MSA Welcome Week 2017

    MSA Welcome Week featured a variety of events that was geared towards community and recruitment purposes to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment pillared in religious identity. It's an annual welcome week that commences usually during week zero of fall quarter.

  • Upcoming Events

    Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events!

  • CALENDAR

    For a more comprehensive look at upcoming events, see our calendar and RSVP on Facebook.

    (You can also add it to your Google Calendar)

     

  • CHAPLAINCY

    MSA UCLA is blessed to have the guidance of two university chaplains, as a part of a regional chaplaincy initiative by the Institute of Knowledge.

    IOK's Regional Chaplaincy Initiative

    Aiming to provide spiritual counsel to Muslims on campus

    Alhamdulillah, we are excited to welcome Shaykh Suhail Mulla and into our MSA family as the chaplain. He joins us as a part of a regional initiative by the Institute of Knowledge which provides vital service to universities in the Greater LA Area.

     

    Shaykh Suhail Hasan Mulla is a native Angeleno, proudly born and raised. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in African-American Studies from CSUN, his Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA and another Bachelor’s Degree in Shari’ah (Islamic Law) from the world’s preeminent Islamic seminary – Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He also completed a two year Islamic Studies program at Al-Asheera Al-Muhammadiya in Cairo, Egypt where he studied privately with numerous Azhari scholars.

     

    He conducts lectures, give halaqas, and provides general counsel to the MSA community. Students can also schedule 1-1 office hours with the chaplain.

     

    For more information about the chaplaincy initiative, please visit

    IOK's website.

  • MSA PROJECTS

    See the various projects that operate under MSA's umbrella that provide service to the community, or perspective on pertinent issues. Our projects are housed in the UCLA Community Programs Office and UCLA Student Media.

    Al-Talib News-Magazine 

    Editor-in-Chief: Neelem Sheikh

    Website: http://al-talib.org/

    Email: ccasabal@media.ucla.edu

     

    Al-Talib provides an independent perspective on issues important to Muslim communities. Targeting a college-age audience, we seek to create an outlet for activism on and off campus, a platform for representation of all facets of the Muslim-American communities and a safe space for sensitive topics. We believe that this sort of dialogue, no matter how uncomfortable it may be at times, is necessary in order for our community to appreciate and celebrate its diversity.

     

    Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project

    Project Director: Colleen Hamilton

    Email: iytp.ucla@gmail.com

    Facebook Group: LINK

     

    The Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project was created with the goal of providing education to historically marginalized communities. In order to achieve this goal, we tutor and mentor high school students of the Boyle Heights community at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School as well as incarcerated youth at Camp Fred Miller. By tutoring them in math, reading, or even career planning, our goal is that the children of these communities graduate high school and find ample job opportunities. Email us at iytp.ucla@gmail.com if you are interested. We would love to have you!

     

    Mentors for Academic and Peer Support

    Project Director: Mohamed Hussin

    Email: maps.ucla@gmail.com

    Facebook Group: LINK

     

    MAPS is dedicated to improve youth education in Los Angeles. MAPS was founded by the MSA at UCLA in 2000 to strengthen educational equity and inter-community activism.

     

    The project takes a proactive, hands-on approach to shaping the futures of at-risk and under-served students in Watts and Downtown Los Angeles. Members of MAPS are on the frontlines of the war on education inequality, mentoring students in everything from college application literacy to gang intervention and drug awareness. Join now and become an agent of Allah’s justice, help the students that have been left behind get ahead!

    UMMA Volunteer Project

    Project Director: Farhaad Khan

    Email: umma@cpo.ucla.edu

    Facebook Group: LINK

     

     

    UVP's mission is to promote the well-being of the underserved by providing access to high-quality healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay. UVP envisions itself as part of a larger network of institutions addressing the health and well-being of the underserved and indigent, mindful of the cultural, spiritual, social and economic realities that impinge upon them and the traditional barriers to accessing care.

     

    Academic Mentorship and Professional Development

    Project Director: Zainub Ali

    Email: ampd@msabruins.com

     

    AMPD provides MSA UCLA members services and resources to become stronger muslim leaders in the academic and professional spheres through free textbook loans and study notes, peer and alumni mentorships, pre-professional workshops and internships. Our peer mentorship program pairs incoming students with the upperclassmen and guides them through the Muslim college student experience. Students are further guided towards the profession they are interested in through internships, pre-professional workshops and an annual networking event.

     


    AMPD Book Request: LINK

    Food Drive Initiative

    Project Director: Umar Abdul Rehman

    The Food Drive Initiative is a student-run community project within in the Muslim Student Association of UCLA that seeks an organized effort with a group of committed and motivated college students to get together and contribute some money once or twice a month throughout the academic quarter, and with these funds, will purchase food items and prepare these items for distribution to less fortunate people around the immediate LA area. Food items include sandwiches, chips, and water. The goal of this project is to organize and unite our efforts into giving back to the community within Los Angeles and have the opportunity to play an integral part in the empowerment of our volunteers within the UCLA community to the greater Los Angeles area.

    The Beautiful Mind Project

    President: Rahma Junaidean

    The Beautiful Mind Project aims to promote well-rounded and intersectional understandings of mental health in the Muslim community, while transcending socio-cultural, political, and physical barriers of stigmatization. BMP seeks to accomplish this goal by utilizing Islamic principles as a source of and inspiration for mental wellness. By providing diverse, accessible resources to the Muslim community here on campus, the Beautiful Mind Project advocates for its members a lifestyle that emphasizes the delicate balance between mental, spiritual, and physical health.

     

  • MSA BOARD

    Sohaib Kazmi

    President

    president@msabruins.com

    Hannan Mohamed

    Internal Vice President

    internalvp@msabruins.com

    Amna Rasheed

    External Vice President

    externalvp@msabruins.com

    Shayan Darian

    Secretary

    secretary@msabruins.com

    Zaid Ali

    Treasurer

    treasurer@msabruins.com

    Asha Isse

    Public Relations Director

    pr@msabruins.com

    Safiya Hussein

    Sisters' Activities Director

    sistersdirector@msabruins.com

    Kareem Ahmed

    Brothers' Activities Director

    brothersdirector@msabruins.com

    Rofida Rakha

    Outreach Coordinator

    outreach@msabruins.com

    Aadil Ali

    Programming Director

    programming@msabruins.com

  • CONTACT US

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  • DONATE TO MSA

    "Those who [in charity] spend their wealth by night and by day, secretly and publicly - they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve." [2:274]

     

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